CRUISE #5: Cruise to Mount Athos with pilgrimage of Holy relics

CRUISE #5: Cruise to Mount Athos with pilgrimage of Holy relics. Departure from Ouranoupolis.

A unique chance to experience a spiritual pilgrimage to some of the holiest relics keeping untouched for centuries inside the monasteries of Mount Athos.

This pilgrimage is free and open to everyone who is fascinated to see and experience unique places and to admire some of the spiritual treasures being protected from the monks during the centuries, as a part of Mount Athos tradition.

According to the law known as "Avaton" (in Greek meaning a place where the entrance is prohibited), only men can set foot on Mount Athos and even for them it isn't a simple procedure because you can’t just get there whenever you want. It is necessary to obtain a special permission called "diamonitirion" in order to visit the territory and the monasteries of Mount Athos and that needs to be issued quite some time in advance.

So not only for women who not allowed to enter the monastic state but also for men, this pilgrimage cruise to Mount Athos is a once in a lifetime experience. 


The cruise starts at 11:00 from Ouranoupolis and follows the route of our classic cruise to Mount Athos as described to the Cruise #1 - Cruise to Mount Athos. The only difference between the two cruises is that during the Pilgrimage Cruise we stop in front of a monastery and 1-2 monks are coming onboard with the precious Holy Relics.


Just imagine how you would feel if you could see in front of your eyes some of the greatest spiritually treasures of Christianity!


The cruise completes at 15:00 with our returning to the port of Ouranoupolis.

       Details        Includes
  • Day: Monday & Saturday
  • Port of departure: Ouranoupolis
  • Departure time: 11:00
  • Returning time: 15:00
  • Detailed, multilingual guided tour to Mount Athos
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the impressive Byzantine monasteries
  • Cruise around an UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • A truly unique experience with a pilgrimage to holy relics and the extra energy it gives to body, mind and soul

Enjoy a truly unique experience to a marvelous and sacred place onboard a luxury new boat!